College Fashion says to get beach waves, one can use salt spray or a three-barrel curling iron. These techniques create a soft summer style, even for people miles away from the beach. The salt spray can be made at home. Mix together a few teaspoons of sea salt, a few drops of a moisturizing oil and water in a spray bottle. Then spray the mixture, and watch beach-ready waves form.
Individuals with natural waves can enhance their curls with salt spray. Products like Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and Beach Beauty Sea Salt Spray can leave hair looking voluminous and free of frizz. To apply, spray a small amount of the product onto wet hair. Then scrunch the hair to enhance the curl pattern. Allow the hair to air dry, or use a diffuser for extra volume.
Loose beach waves can also be achieved with a three-barrel curling iron. Larger barreled irons are preferable for beach waves, as they create a looser curl. To use the curling iron, separate the hair into small sections, and run the iron down each section of hair. To protect the hair from heat damage, spray it with a heat-protecting product. Finish the look with a holding spray, so that the beach waves stay shiny and voluminous.